Archive for French Diction

Diction Tip #26

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on February 17th, 2018

Since the podcast comes out every two weeks, on the off-weeks we post Diction Tips--very short tutorials focusing on a specific topic in Lyric Diction.

In Diction Tip #26, Dr. François Germain discusses the pronunciation of the third person plural verb ending "-ent".

For more Diction Tips visit the videos section of our Facebook page or you can find all of our Diction Lessons, Diction Tips and Tongue Twisters for Singers at www.dictionpolice.com!

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Episode 105-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on January 27th, 2018

In this episode, Dr. François Germain and I discuss the text to Paul Verlaine's "Clair de lune", which has been set by many composers, focusing on mixed vowels, the phonetic [k] sound, and some of the digraphs that make up French spelling. This is the audio version of the video tutorial.

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Episode 105-SDU Tutorial

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on January 27th, 2018

In this episode, Dr. François Germain and I discuss the text to Paul Verlaine's "Clair de lune", which has been set by many composers, focusing on mixed vowels, the phonetic [k] sound, and some of the digraphs that make up French spelling.

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Diction Tip #23

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on November 11th, 2017

Since the podcast comes out every two weeks, on the off-weeks we post Diction Tips--very short tutorials focusing on a specific topic in Lyric Diction.

In Diction Tip #23, Dr. François Germain talks about the difference between "elision" and "liaison" in French Diction.

For more Diction Tips visit the videos section of our Facebook page or you can find all of our Diction Lessons, Diction Tips and Tongue Twisters for Singers at www.dictionpolice.com!

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Episode 101-SDU Tutorial (Audio version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on October 23rd, 2017

In Episode 101, Dr. François Germain and I talk about the text to "En fermant les yeux", the tenor aria from Massenet's Manon, focusing on nasal vowels and some normal spellings that may look complicated. This is the audio version of the podcast.

For all of The Diction Police's resources, come to dictionpolice.com!

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Episode 101-SDU Tutorial

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on October 21st, 2017

In Episode 101, Dr. François Germain and I talk about the text to "En fermant les yeux", the tenor aria from Massenet's Manon, focusing on nasal vowels and some normal spellings that may look complicated. 

For all of The Diction Police's resources, come to dictionpolice.com!

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Episode 100-IPA Revealed: an audio guide

Posted in German Diction, Special Editions, Italian Diction, French Diction, English Diction by thedictionpolice on October 7th, 2017

For our 100th episode we wanted to do something really special, and here it is! In "IPA Revealed: an audio-guide" we work our way through the phonetic alphabet, with examples of native speakers in each of the four main languages that we sing in, English, Italian, German, and French.  Both Ellen and François host the episode, with guests Christoph Pohl, Daniela Pellegrino, and Grace Durham. There is no audio version of the podcast this week.

To see our complete catalog of text readings by native speakers and PDFs with IPA transcriptions, poetic and word-for-word-translations, as well as all of our Diction Lessons, Diction Tips, and Tongue Twisters for Singers, go to dictionpolice.com

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Diction Tip #19

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on September 16th, 2017

Since the podcast comes out every two weeks, on the off-weeks we post Diction Tips--very short tutorials focusing on a specific topic in Lyric Diction.

In Diction Tip #19, Dr. François Germain discusses the pronunciation of double consonants in French Diction.

For more Diction Tips visit the videos section of our Facebook page or you can find all of our Diction Lessons, Diction Tips and Tongue Twisters for Singers at www.dictionpolice.com!

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Episode 97-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on August 27th, 2017

Happy Spielzeit! With the new school year/opera season upon us, it's time for some new episodes! This is the audio version of this episode--a full video tutorial is also available.

In Episode 97, Dr. François Germain leads us through the text to "Va, laisse couler mes larmes" from Werther, focusing on bright A, a little bit about nasal vowels, and a lot of subtext on this aria. For more information, go to dictionpolice.com

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Episode 97-SDU Tutorial

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on August 27th, 2017

Happy Spielzeit! With the new school year/opera season upon us, it's time for some new episodes!

In Episode 97, Dr. François Germain leads us through the text to "Va, laisse couler mes larmes" from Werther, focusing on bright A, a little bit about nasal vowels, and a lot of subtext on this aria. For more information, go to dictionpolice.com

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